"Gathering Together" is changing to "Grace"
In the illustration above, we can see I Ching hexagram #45 transitioning to hexagram #22 with a total of 5 changing lines.
In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #45 to #22.
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The beginning hexagram #45 is composed of the upper trigram of Lake above the lower trigram of Earth.
The successive changed hexagram, #22, can be broken down into a new, changed upper trigram of Mountain above a new, changed lower trigram of Fire.
The starting hexagram #45:
The meaning of hexagram #45
Like streams of water flowing together to form a lake, this hexagram symbolizes assembling and uniting. This is a time to focus on teamwork and synergy. Don't attempt to do everything alone. Bring together those who share your goals and support your dreams. This is a time to venture out in your community or work with your family. It is also a time to "gather oneself together." This means concentrating on unifying forces within yourself. This is a time to be whole in yourself. An internal unity will translate into a solid team around you.
The changing lines between hexagram 45 and hexagram 22
Changing line #1
"Setting Morals High"- When working with others, keep your standards high. Involve yourself in high-quality, team-building enterprises. The result will be successful.
Changing line #3
"Gathering with a Common Cause"- Don't gather together with the wrong people, lest your idea/cause/project will meet with strong objections. Secure those who share your vision. Put yourself in other people's shoes and you will succeed
Changing line #4
"Signs of Good Fortune"- Your desires will flourish at this time. Working unselfishly brings great success to all.
Changing line #5
"Sharing of Purpose"- Gathering with others will fuel and enhance the shared purpose. If everyone did not see eye-to-eye at first, they will soon.
Changing line #6
"Proceeding through the Opposition"- Don't let naysayers block your team's progress. Let others sigh or weep as they see fit. Stay resolute to your vision.
The future hexagram #22:
The meaning of hexagram #22
Like a sacred fire lighting up the night sky, this hexagram is about the beauty of form - the grace of the material world. When something is pleasing to the eye, it can fuel success and happiness. This is a favorable time to begin something new, alter one's wardrobe or redecorate. Adornment brings confidence and freedom. Enjoy the shifting appearances, but don't over indulge in them or they will distract you from true value.
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